Why Snooker is on the Rise Again

There have been many “reasons” why people say that the popularity of snooker has gone down in the past few years.  Some examples are Poker, The Internet, X Box, Cell Phones and the list goes on and on.

The truth of the matter is, the list can go on and on as to why snooker is becoming more popular again in Canada.  Barry Hearn sure has something to do with it as it is now booming in Europe and Asia, and it is starting to rub off here.  Perhaps another reason is that the prize money has increased with the largest tournament in 20 years, The Richler Cup, creating a buzz around the country.

…Or maybe it’s because the the people are starting to ask for more snooker.  Is this delusional?  Well let’s look at the facts, in the first 6 months of the year, snooker tables have popped up randomly all over the country.  The Burnside Snooker Club in Nova Scotia added one in January.  The 147 Snooker Club in Quebec added one is February, as did Le Skratch in the West of Quebec.  The Corner Bank is adding 8 soon in the province of Ontario, which should give the game a nice boost there.  Out West, in British Columbia, a new association was formed to promote snooker, and is doing a great job.  Also, in the works are more events that are being organized in the other provinces in the West.

All in all, it looks like demand is starting to exceed supply and we look forward to seeing what the second half of the year has in store for us.

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